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Eminem Offered Lead Role For Southpaw Movie

December 14, 2010

According to deadline.com Eminem has signed on to do a movie called ‘Southpaw’ that will be written by Sons of Anarchy creator/exec producer Kurt Sutter.

Eminem will play a fast-rising welterweight boxer who brawls his way to the title, only to see his world crash down around him due to tragedy. The movie is about his fight to reclaim past glory.

Sutter comments that the role is perfect for Em and goes on to say ‘He is very interested in the boxing genre, and it seemed like an apt metaphor, because his own life has been a brawl. In a way, this is a continuation of the 8 Mile story, but rather than a literal biography, we are doing a metaphorical narrative of the second chapter of his life.’

The script will be written immediately, and Sutter will complete a draft by February so watch this space!